Wednesday, May 02, 2007

News: Nominees for the 2007 Arthus Ellis Awards Announced

The Crime Writers of Canada have posted the nominations for the 2007 Arthur Ellis Awards on their website.

The awards, named after the nom de travail of Canada's official hangman and recognizing excellence in Canadian crime writing, are presented in six categories for works in the crime genre published for the first time in the previous year by authors living in Canada, regardless of their nationality, or by Canadian writers living outside of Canada.

For Best Novel, the nominees are:

Linwood Barclay, Lone Wolf (Bantam/RHC)
Emma Cole, Every Secret Thing (Allison & Busby)
Barbara Fradkin, Honour Among Men (RendezVous Press)
Kathy Reichs, Break No Bones (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
Peter Robinson, Piece of My Heart (McClelland & Stewart)

For Best First Novel, the nominees are:

Glen Bonham, The Elvis Interviews (Battlefield Publishing)
Anne Emery, Sign of the Cross (ECW Press)
Stephen Kimber, Reparations (HarperCollins Canada)
Grant McCrea, Dead Money (Random House Canada)
David Russell, Deadly Lessons (Rendezvous Press)

A new category has been created this year: Best Unpublished First Crime Novel. This award is being called the Unhanged Arthur and the nominees are:

Jennifer Hemstock, Murder in a Cold Climate
Meika Erinn McClurg, Ego Tenderloin
Rosemary McCracken, Last Date
Phyllis Smallman, Margarita Nights
Kevin Thornton, Condemned

The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards dinner on Thursday, June 7, at Mysteriously Yours…Dinner Theatre in Toronto.

Visit the CWC website to see a list of all nominees in all categories.

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